President & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Javier Cavada joined Highview as Chief Executive Officer and President, end of September of 2018, with the mission to drive the international deployment of our proprietary liquid air energy storage (LAES) technology and execute the company’s ambitious global expansion strategy.
Javier joined from Wärtsilä Corporation, one of the world’s top three technology companies in the energy market and a global leader in smart technologies and complete energy lifecycle solutions. Since 2015, he has been President of the Energy division and member of the Corporation’s Executive board, leading the company’s global energy business and driving its vision towards 100% renewables, performing a deep transformation towards becoming the leading system integrator. Under Javier’s leadership, Wärtsilä’s global market share in gas and liquid fuel power plants grew from 9% up to 21%. His 17-year career at Wärtsilä has included extensive international experience, including executive roles in China, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Finland.
In combination with these executive roles, Javier has chaired the Board of multiple subsidiary companies, being Greensmith Energy Management Inc. one of the most relevant, USA-based leading provider of energy storage solutions, advanced software and integration services. Prior to his Wärtsilä career, Javier has taken leadership roles within the German multinational firm Robert Bosch, in the fields of automotive technology and manufacturing industry. Javier holds a Ph.D. degree in industrial engineering and among other awards has been recognized as Distinguished Alumni by the University of Cantabria in Spain.